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Sunday, February 14, 2010

VP Joe Biden Says Dick Cheney is "Not Entitled to Rewrite History" - Video 2/14/10



Here is video of Vice-President Joe Biden on Meet the Press today where he said former Vice-President Dick Cheney "is not entitled to rewrite history."

In the interview that will air today, Biden defends the Obama Administration from criticism by Cheney that they are not treating terrorist detainees as if we are at war. Biden said that Cheney "is a fine fellow, and he is entitled to his own opinion. He is not entitled to rewrite history - he is not entitled to his own facts."

Biden claimed they are treating the "Christmas Bomber" - Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab - the same way the Bush Administration treated "Shoe-Bomber" Richard Reid. Of course, Biden completely ignored the fact that Reid's case happened just two months after 9/11, and the Bush Administration learned from the situation that it was a mistake to handle his case the way they did. But this is a popular talking point among Democrats these days, effectively refuted recently by former Bush Press Secretary Dana Perino.

2 comments:

Anonymous,  February 14, 2010 at 7:45 AM  

This man has to be one of the biggest buffons I have ever seen (only his boss is a bigger buffon).

I could not stand Cheney, but at least I respected his words and the intentions behind them.

Larry S February 14, 2010 at 11:24 AM  

"For all the tough rhetoric of the Bush Administration, it prosecuted many more terror suspects as criminals than as enemy combatants. According to statistics compiled by New York University’s Center on Law and Security, since 2001 the criminal courts have convicted some hundred and fifty suspects on terrorism charges. Only three detainees—all of whom were apprehended abroad—were convicted in military commissions at Guantánamo. The makeshift military-commission system set up by Bush to handle terrorism cases has never tried a murder case, let alone one as complex, or notorious, as that of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who will face the death penalty for the murder of nearly three thousand people."

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/02/15/100215fa_fact_mayer#ixzz0fX1j7QTj

Dana Perino will say whatever somebody wants her to say, if they pay her enough. She did it for Bush at the end of his presidency, and she's doing it now for Faux Noise.

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